Tag: MT-11

Update: Dnepr Rear Drive, Wheel Truing

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update on the Dnepr project, so I gathered up some recent pictures to share.  The paint has been stripped from the motorcycle frame.  I still need to remove the paint from the fenders, sidecar and sidecar frame.  The…

Update: Dnepr Hub Bearings, New Exhaust

With the exception of the new leading link fork, I’ve received all the parts I’ve ordered for the Dnepr rebuild project.  The shipment of the fork was delayed, but was finally shipped a week ago and was in Warsaw, Poland as of April 20. The new…

Update: Dnepr is Disassembled

I thought I’d post a few pictures of the Dnepr, which is now down to a pair of frames and a sidecar body.  I’ve been working late over the past few weeks, but I did manage to get the Dnepr disassembled.  All the parts have been set…

Zinc Electroplating

In just one year, the Ukrainian-built Dnepr motorbike has accumulated what appears to be decades of rust.  While the painted surfaces are fine, most bare steel pieces have an even coating of light rust.  From what I’ve read about these machines, the metallurgy used wasn’t world-class…

KMZ Dnepr MT-11

On July 28, Mary Jean sent me a text message with a picture, telling me that Graham just bought a Dnepr for his next project.  I had never heard of a Dnepr, but the motorcycle-sidecar combination looked a lot like a Ural combo to me.  Curious about…